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Hot and dry

Postby Dave » Fri Jul 13, 2018 6:56 pm

It is hot and dry here. 100 degrees and the humidity is at 13. Scuff rubber soled shoes on the sidewalk and you are liable to start a fire. I was fueling up the pickup just now. Went to wash the windshield and the water dried up faster than I could get it scraped off. Even starting with a pretty liberal amount of water it is gone in an instant. Now the wind has picked up. One little spark could turn into a big fire today.
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Re: Hot and dry

Postby JMJ Farms » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:32 pm

13% humidity is very low! That’s a firefighters nightmare. I don’t know if it ever gets that low here. If it does it’s not for long. I would have never guessed it would get that low close to the coast. Maybe y’all will get a shower soon.
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Re: Hot and dry

Postby Dave » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:37 am

I am a ways from the coast now. The 10 day forecast has highs of 99-100 everyday with zero chance of rain. Even over on the coast we get very little rain in July and August. For the future I won't be going up the hill. Too much dry grass to ride a quad up there.
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Re: Hot and dry

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:46 am

Dave

For your sake, I hope the Hammonds family does not visit you.
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Re: Hot and dry

Postby True Grit Farms » Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:33 am

Bright Raven wrote:Dave

For your sake, I hope the Hammonds family does not visit you.


It's not the Hammonds he has to worry about. It's the idiots from the government that'll burn him out setting prescribed burns, or back fires. The BLM takes lessons from the EPA.
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Re: Hot and dry

Postby Bright Raven » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:05 am

True Grit Farms wrote:
Bright Raven wrote:Dave

For your sake, I hope the Hammonds family does not visit you.


It's not the Hammonds he has to worry about. It's the idiots from the government that'll burn him out setting prescribed burns, or back fires. The BLM takes lessons from the EPA.


I spent 30 years living in the high plains deserts of Wyoming and Montana. Helena MT is a good example. In a good year, they get a total of 10 inches of precipitation. You have to water your lawn daily if you want grass. Many give up and go to rock gardens, etc. The common cause of fires is the exhaust systems of motored vehicles and campfires that get away. Ranchers, campers, day travelers, etc cause 90 percent of the fires.

The west is beautiful but everything has a price. Those areas are subject to a great fire risk. I lived in Montana City outside of Helena. Pronghorn, elk, bear, etc in your back yard. But every summer was stressful because of the fire risk.
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Re: Hot and dry

Postby Dave » Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:34 am

All of the fires that I know of so far this year were caused by one of three things. Lightening, campers, and smokers. Big one (1000,000+ acres) in central Oregon was lightening. Huge one in northern Nevada (400,000+) was caused by campfires/fireworks. But what ever the cause we are sure ripe to burn a bunch of country in the next couple weeks.

And the Hammonds would be welcome at my house anytime.
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